Drugmakers, hospitals and insurers continued to pour millions of dollars into lobbying during the second quarter of this year, hoping to limit the damage to their bottom line as lawmakers and the Obama administration wrangle over landmark health-care legislation.
Health advocates are calling for tough new rules on the use of anti-psychotic drugs in Illinois nursing homes, including tighter controls on doctors who prescribe the powerful medications.
President Barak Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law on February 17, 2009. The ARRA enacted considerable changes to multiple areas of employment and benefits law. One said change was to employee COBRA benefits.
It is not uncommon to be upset at you attorney after the lawsuit is filed because such a long time passes between the time the lawsuit is started and any settlement or trial. In most states, the other person's insurance company owes you no duty to settle quickly. Your case can be settled before trial or drag on long after the trial is over. The insurance companies know that you are in a hurry to settle your case, and uses that knowledge to try to get you to settle for less. Here is a partial list of some of the things that can happen to slow down your case:
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Having your deposition taken is one of the most terrifying parts of lawsuits for most people. Consider these tips for making your deposition experience less painful:
Anthony Tarricone, AAJ President, recently conducted several interviews on the subject of heathcare reform and medical malpractice. Below are links to two of those interviews. He is also taping an interview to air on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. We will keep you posted as to when this will air.
No doubt you have heard a great deal on your local news stations about the vigorous debate over healthcare and comprehensive healthcare reforms. Proponents on the issue say that tort reform will reduce the amount of money insurance companies have to pay out to victims of medical negligence, which, they propose, will lead to lower medical malpractice premiums for physicians, which, in turn, will lead to lower healthcare costs and health insurance premiums for all Americans. But is that the case?
"We can no longer ignore improper business practices of health insurers who decide to play by their own rules without regard to patients or the legitimate costs required to care for them," is the quote from Dr. Nancy H. Nielsen, president of the AMA. The AMA is claiming that the two insurance providers have short changed the doctors of out of millions of dollars of out of network healthcare.